Instantaneously recognizable as the New Orleans sound – loud, loose, lots of brass, bluesy, a slightly slurred vocal and not least driven by a thumping bass
As Platt strutted her stuff up front the band shared ‘off camera’ grins and nods as they took their solos.
Forever and Then Some by Lillie Mae feels new & familiar, fusing country, alt-rock, bluegrass and pop music.
Tell the Devil I’m Getting There as Fast As I Can seethes & ruminates as Hubbard conjures up religious imagery and populates it with heroes and villains.
Hierarchy Of Crows by Moot Davis is a hard rocking outing that sits within Americana due to its rockabilly rhythm and not least some Country songs.
Will Hoge presents 11 hook-filled tunes about love–gone wrong or going strong–filled with details that give them real-life credibility.
Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real – Wonderfully simple raw electric guitar creates a near spiritual atmosphere and impact.
God’s Problem Child by Willie Nelson is just as entertaining and creative as any of his past gazillion albums.
Galax by Wild Ponies is a beautifully crafted sweep through mountain music, paying homage to its venerable roots but also creating a contemporary feel.
The posthumous release of Chuck shows that he was enjoying life with a wicked grin and capable of making worthy music to the end.